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I'm about to have to spend a few days working like a bastard in the sun. Last year, doing the same job, I gave myself quite annoying heatstroke - stopped sweating, started shivering, brain went a bit squiffy and had very annoying muscle cramps the following nights. This happened both days we baled.
So, this year, I'll be drinking much more, but other than that, I can't really see how to make things much better. I can't sanely take breaks or sit under air-con. (Chasing a tractor, making hay while the sun shines, so a lot of throwing bales around, and generally jogging along, doing manual stuff, fixing things that break). I plan to start earlier in the day this time, but that involves getting the other person to get their arse in gear. It's not a given.
So - any hints on avoiding the pain that is heat stroke / heat exhaustion? I'm easily fit enough to do what needs doing, but the heat is a fucker.